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Subject: need help finding title of an older harlequin
Date Posted: 11/21/2007 1:05 AM ET
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I posted this either last year or earlier this year but no luck. I thought since ya'll have been on a roll lately comingu with titles maybe someone would know this one.

I'm thinking it's one of the white cover  harlequins though not 100% and seems like I read it in the mid 90s early 90s. It's one of their 'kidnapped' themes (ok probably doens't narrow it downmuch huh?!) in this one the guy kidnaps the girl and takes her to an island. she's kidnapped because her father wanted him to do it but he doesn't let the guy tell her this. she of course tries to escape and I remember the one scene where she fixes the bed to look like she's in it but she's behind the curtains/open window and he can tell because one curtain is moving with the breeze and theother one isn't. he doesn't say anything but follows to see how she's planning on leaving and it's by boat.

not sure what else went on but I want to get the title and find  a copy for sentimental reasons..one of the early reads I remember sticking with me. and for some reason I think it had a white cover though  not sure and probably kidnap or hostage in the title or one of those popular authors at the time...

KarmelK - ,
Date Posted: 11/25/2007 5:21 PM ET
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Hi Susanna,

I've never read this one, which is surprising cuz  sometimes it feels like I've read em all. lol  Instead, I inquired for you on All About Romance and Romantic Times.  I'll keep you posted if any one replies to my post. 8->

Here is a list from AAR from their themed list for Kidnapped or Abducted Contemporaries. I looked up some of the 90's titles and didn't find one that fit, but you might do better.  Good Luck,  MCK

Contemporary Romances     * Lone Rider (2001) by Lauren Bach     * Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (5/1988) by Sandra Brown -     * A Hard-Hearted Hero (1997) by Pamela Burford     * Twice Burned (5/1997) by Pamela Burford     * Blush (1996) by Suzanne Forster     * Taken (9/1998) by Lori Foster     * Don Joaquin's Pride(9/2000) by Lynne Graham -     * Prisoner of Passion (2/1997) by Lynne Graham -     * I Got You, Babe (2001) by Jane Graves     * Dying to Please (2002) by Linda Howard     * A Game of Chance (8/2000) by Linda Howard     * Hot on His Trail (8/2001) by Linda Winstead Jones -     * Perfect (1993) by Judith McNaught     * Pursuit in the Wilderness (12/1985) by Jan Michaels -     * Not without Honor (6/1990) by Marilyn Pappano -     * Walking After Midnight (1995) by Karen Robards     * Honor Bound (5/1986) by Erin St. Claire (Sandra Brown)     * Maggie's Man (4/1997) by Alicia Scott -     * Cold as Ice (2006) by Anne Stuart     * Only a Whisper (1999) by Gayle Wilson

KarmelK - ,
Date Posted: 11/29/2007 9:35 AM ET
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Hi Again Susanna,   A very nice lady named Marcella from Denmark posted this on the AAR (all about romance) site in responce to my posting your question.   Do you think this is it?

Marcella wrote:

"Vendetta by Susan Napier? 1995 according to the copyrights in the translation I read 1997 according to Wikipedia 2008 according to Fantastic Fiction I did not find a synopsis, but this is what I had: Right after her arrival at Nicholas Rose's island, Vivian discovers she's been set up. His real name is Nicholas Thorne and ten years before she caused an accident in which he and his son got hurt and his pregnant wife got killed. He imprisons her to get revenge. Later on it becomes clear that his own father caused the accident."

This book is no-where on most of the sites I check.  I did find it in a 'two for 1'  book called  " Making Up, Not Breaking Up" with Something borrowed by Miranda Lee.  A lady there gives this review:

"Susan Napier's story "Vendetta" has a woman going to an island to face a man's revenge in place of her sister. He prevents her leaving the island and tries to frighten her, threatens her, and generally romances her. Not! Where DO they come up with these ideas? Neither one of these stories is worth reading. Generally I don't give bad reviews, but life is short and you don't want this book to be the last one you read before checking out."

These two reviews don't even sound like the same book!  LOL   Well, I hope this helps and I haven't confused thing worse. 

 



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Date Posted: 11/29/2007 10:50 AM ET
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thanks for the help! nope,t hese aren't the one..this guy didn't want to scare the womanbut he couldn't say why she was there and not sure he even knew other than fo rher safety.

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 11:36 AM ET
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I have a story in my TBR pile in which a woman is kidnapped for her safety by her ex - could it be that? I'll dig it out if you think it's a possibility.

Date Posted: 11/29/2007 1:20 PM ET
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I have a loveswept titel by kay hooper where the woman is kidnapped by her ex for her safety but this is a stranger to the woman seems like. thanks though!